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Old 05-05-2014, 06:45 PM
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We will be visiting Sea World San Antonio on a Tuesday orWednesday in August. (Yes, I know it will be hot.) Is it worth it to buy the reserved seating for shows? It's $20 a person. We would like to avoid waitingin lines prior to shows with our kids, but I wasn't sure if it is possible to show up close to show time and still find a seat. We don't mind sitting toward the back necessarily; we just mind waiting. With reserved seating, you have asection and just need to show up 10 minutes prior. Are these particularly goodseats? Are any inside the splash zone?
Also, is quick quque worth the extra $15?

Would you recommend Tuesday or Wed. as a less crowded day to visit?
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:25 PM
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I went yesterday and there was really no waiting for any of the shows, but it's only May. If you plan ahead and get to the shows about twenty to thirty minutes early, I think you will be fine. It will be busier in early August as opposed to the third or fourth week of the month. School in San Antonio usually starts mid to late August.

The wait to actually get to the turnstile wasn't that bad, but make sure you have an E-Ticket or something you can actually print from the website. Also parking at the gate is $17.00 for regular and $20.00 for parking closer to the entrance, but if you buy online, the price is a little less. If you are staying at on of the hotels in the area, I'm sure they provide shuttles to and from the park. I saw many shuttles yesterday.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:45 AM
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I've been in August and there were no lines for shows. You just show up a little while before the show starts.

We didn't mind waiting in lines but then again, we weren't riding any of the bigger roller coasters so the lines weren't bad.

It will be crowded whatever day you go, but not so crowded that you can't enjoy it. And about the splash zone, it doesn't always smell great, bring some extra clothes in the car in case you want to change after.
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Old 05-06-2014, 05:47 AM
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We've never waited in line to see a show and we went a LOT when the kiddos were young (seasons pass holders). Just show up 15 minutes prior to show time and you'll be fine, even for splash zone seats. We get the show schedule when we arrive and plan our day accordingly. There will be lines for the rides though
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:49 AM
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Thanks, this was helpful. We'll get quick que but not waste our money on reserved seating. Seems like the best plan for us. We will be there 2nd week in August, so not so thinned out yet. We are also skipping aquatic. Seems expensive for what you get, and we have plenty of water parks around us.
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:23 AM
Location: San Antonio, TX
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As far as day of the week, both should be about the same. One thing to consider if you're here on a trip: downtown parking in city-operated lots is free on tuesdays. If you're planning on going to the riverwalk or alamo you might want to plan to do that on tuesday, and sea world on wednesday. Just an idea.

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Old 05-06-2014, 01:14 PM
Location: San Antonio, Tx
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reserved seating? They have that?

All the years we've been going I didnt even know they offered it. We usually like to sit in the last rows so we can see everything.

On a Tuesday or Weds you probably wont see many lines regardless
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Old 08-08-2014, 04:56 PM
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Does anyone have any idea what is being built next to the employee entrance at Sea World along Military Drive?
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:39 PM
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To be honest, on a Tuesday or Wednesday at this time of the season, you probably wouldn't need Quick Queues either. The longest lines are in the waterpark, and even then you can't use QQ on water rides.
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:24 AM
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Has anyone ever been there for the 4th of July? Is it crazy busy and worth the quick passes and reserved show seating?
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